August – Why the Labour Party Was Never Anti-Semitic

Available as a PDF, Why the Labour Party is not Anti-Semitic.

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July 2019 updates

Problems 35Balfour on Cobden and Progress now on this site.  Also available as a PDF, Problems 35 – Balfour on Cobden and Progress

Latest update.  July Editorial: Boris Johnson: A Fearful Choice.

From May 2019: News from France (Froggy), and Parliamentary Notes.  Also Notes on the News: Boeing, Going, Gone?, Huawei – Panic Over Better Products, Climate Change as Negligent Genocide, Saddam’s Ghost in Sri Lanka, Farm Poverty, Don’t worry, it’s only an earthquake, What Should We Fear?, Ukraine Opts for a Jewish Joke
Also everything for July 2018:
Editorial: Funding the NHS (the sudden discovery of a ‘Magic Money Tree); Parliament And World War One; FroggyNotes on the News; Diary of a Corbyn foot soldier; Letter from New Zealand; Parliamentary Notes; Listening to Italy; Review of Pinker’s ‘Enlightenment Now’; Poems: The Sad Sands of Rafah (a sonnet); Another Death Another Shekel; Fear.
Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 289 – July / August 2018

Labour Affairs – June 2019 Updates

Latest update.  June Editorial: May as Victim of Brexit.

From April 2019: News from France (Froggy), and Parliamentary Notes.  Also Notes on the News: Climate – A Witch’s Brew; Britain: Mild Warmth and Gross Inaction; Zionism – All Loyal Jews Must Join a Sinking Ship; Snippets; Reform and Perish!; Boeing’s Nose-Dive; Brexit.

Also everything for June 2018: Editorial: The Resignation of Ken Livingstone; Parliament And World War One; FroggyNotes on the News; Diary of a Corbyn foot soldier; Letter from New Zealand; Parliamentary Notes; Listening to Italy.
Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 288 June 2018

Labour Affairs – February 2019 Updates

Latest update.  February Editorial: Once More Unto Brussels.  February 2019
May is engaging with MPs of all parties to reach an agreement she can take back to Brussels and secure a deal that parliament can support; a Plan B. But this appears to be a forlorn task as EU negotiators have made it clear that no significant changes can be made to her deal..

From November 2018: News from France ( Froggy), and Parliamentary Notes;.  Also Notes on the News: Trump Resigns as World Boss, Trump Upholds Feed-the-Rich, Doctor Who and the Real Racists, Brazil, Where the Politics is Nuts, Hurricanes, Japan Recovers.

Also everything for February 2018: Editorial: What A Carry On, Carillion; Parliament And World War One; FroggyNotes on the News; Letter from New Zealand; Walter Citrine in the Soviet Union in 1925. Part 2; Local Government and the national Labour agenda; German Social Democracy; Parliamentary Notes; Listening to Italy; Comment on Carillion. Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 284 February 2018

Labour Affairs – July 2018 Updates

Latest update.  July Editorial: Funding the NHS.  And how the Tories have always hated it.

From May 2018: Parliamentary Notes and  Notes on the News: Policeless policing?, Windrush Generation – “We Don’t Take Truth for an Answer”, Is This the Facebook that Shipped A Thousand Lies?, From Technocrat to Cashocrats, China – Trade Insults, Not Goods?, Snippets, Korea, Wasteful Wars, As Honest as a Fox.

Also everything for July 2017: Editorial: They’re All Corbynites Now!; Parliament And World War One: Ireland, Greece and Enemy Propaganda; FroggyNotes on the News; Grenfell Tower; Diary of a Corbyn foot soldier (No 12); Parliamentary Notes; Listening to Italy; Poems: Grenfell Tower, Climbing The Money Tree, Not Another Burden. Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 279 – July / August 2017

Labour Affairs – June 2018 Updates

Latest update.  June Editorial: The Resignation of Ken Livingstone.

From April 2018: News from France (Froggy), and Parliamentary Notes.
Also Notes on the News: Time On Our Side, You Don’t Need a Gay Indian-Irishman To Know Which Way the Wind Blows, Ambiguous Leftism in the Czech Republic, More Old Hatreds Revive, Jews, Seals and Antisemites, Gaddafi the Second?, Don’t worry, be Finland, Money Fit for Crooks, Remembering Stephen Hawking.

Also everything for June 2017: Editorial: Corbyn’s Comeback; Parliament And World War One; FroggyNotes on the News; Diary of a Corbyn foot soldier (No 11); Corbyn’s speech on Foreign Policy; David Morrison on Corbyn and Foreign Policy; Awed by Amazing Twentieth; Listening to Italy; Poems: A New Low, Taking A Rise Out Of Him, The Sacrificial.  Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 278 – June 2017

 

April 3rd update – antisemitism in history

Problems 29: Jews as ‘Collateral Damage’ in the Fall of the British Empire. Part One: Britain’s Exterminating Sea Empire

No proper understanding of either Zionism or anti-Semitism is possible if you think of these as unique beliefs arising for baffling reasons.  It is wrong to suppose that either are due to some Jewish uniqueness.  To me, it has always seemed obvious that these were typical instances of global human behaviour.  Desires that often run into foolishness, wickedness and ‘ethnic cleansing’.

Racism isn’t necessarily anti-Jewish, and nor is Fascism.  The roots lie in the wrong turning that the expanding British Empire took in the early 19th century.  For while Racism is an older sentiment that Universalism, the remarkable growth of White Racism in the 19th century was led and encouraged by the British Empire.

In the 1920s and 1930s, all Jews including Zionists were caught up in a disaster caused by the decline of the British Empire.  Caused also by the USA’s irresponsible detachment and Hitler’s foolish haste in undermining British hegemony in Europe.

Also available as a PDF, Problems 29 – Genocide in the British Empire